Mother: I wonder what we should have for dinner this evening.
Carol: Are you asking me?
Mother: Yes, I am. I really don't feel much like cooking, but the family must eat.
Carol: Well, you know me. I can always eat pizza or spaghetti.
Mother: So, I've noticed. You are putting on a little weight, aren't you?
Carol: I know. Don't remind me! I'm starting a new diet tomorrow.
Mother: It's about time!
Carol: Thanks for the encouragement!